HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

Our Tours

We offer two engaging tours of historic properties in Picton that run from July 1st to September 30th each year (weather permitting).

Tour One is our Historic Picton Tour of the heritage district of the downtown area. This 90-minute tour takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings starting at 10AM

Tour Two is of the scenic Glenwood Cemetery and Chapel. This 90-minute tour takes place on Sunday mornings starting at 10AM.

Tickets may be purchased below, or from our guides, or through The Regent Theatre website www.theRegentTheatre.org, or through their box office at 224 Main Street. Please call the Regent before going to ensure the box office is open. Tel: 613-476-8416

We can also accommodate groups of 15 or more, contact us to book a group tour.

For more details on each tour, please read below.

HISTORIC PICTON TOUR

PLEASE NOTE: Our season may be impacted by the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Please contact us via email in advance of your visit.

Group tours are available. Contact us to book your tour.

TOUR: Historic Picton Walking Tour

DAYS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 1st:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

TIME: 10:00AM – 11:30AM (90-minutes) Please arrive early.

MEETING LOCATION: The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton, ON

TICKETS:

$25/Adult

$60/Family (2-adults, 2-children under 15 yrs old)

NOTE: NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Description

Picton takes its name from Welsh general, Sir Thomas Picton, a colourful character who served in the British military until his death at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

We’ve made lots of our own history since.

Our walking tours travel back in time to tell the many stories of the streets, buildings, events, and personalities, which have shaped the history of this special place over the decades.  

Tours take place Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 AM – 1130 AM starting at our historic movie house, The Regent Theatre at 224 Main Street, which opened in 1918 against the backdrop of the Spanish Flu epidemic.

Other tour stops include Picton’s Carnegie Library, and the public artwork “Holding Court”, a work by renowned Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy, which commemorates the early years in Picton of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Tours also visit Picton’s United Church, the site of the first Canadian Methodist congress in 1824, and the Downes-Falconer house, home of artist Captain John Pepper Downes, who drew 12 remarkable pencil sketches of the town in the late 1840s. 

Tours end at the 555 Brewery Company, where you are invited to enjoy a sampling of their draft beers and enjoy one of their signature pizzas for lunch.

GLENWOOD CEMETERY TOUR

PLEASE NOTE: Our season may be impacted by the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Please contact us via email in advance of your visit.

Group tours are available. Contact us to book your tour.

TOUR: Glenwood Cemetery Walking Tour

DAYS AVAILABLE STARTING JULY 1st: Sundays

TIME: 10:00AM – 11:30AM (90-minutes) Please arrive early.

MEETING LOCATION: The Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery, 47 Ferguson Street in Picton, ON

TICKETS:

$25/Adult

$60/Family (2-adults, 2-children under 15 yrs old)

NOTE: NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Description

Join us at the restored, elegant stone chapel for a walk through this historic cemetery, the final resting place of temperance pioneer Letitia Youmans, and canning industry founder, Wellington Boulter.

Visit the gravesite of George Louder, one of two men hanged in June 1884, who was mysteriously buried at Glenwood.

Hear Victorian views on life and death told through the memorial art at graves throughout this gracious property as you re-live the life stories of some of the area’s most prominent people.

GLENWOOD CEMETERY